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THE WOMEN OF IRAN VS HIJAB LAW

In 1979, more than 100,000 women gathered to protest against the forced use of hijab after the Iranian Revolution, 1979. The protest was held on International Women's Day.⁣
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n 1979, more than 100,000 women gathered to protest against the forced use of hijab after the Iranian Revolution, 1979. The protest was held on International Women’s Day.⁣

These photos were taken by Hengameh Golestan:⁣

“The atmosphere was very joyful. Women went on strike that day, because the night before they had announced in the papers that women should wear scarves when they went to work. So nobody went to work, they all went on strike, came to the streets and from early morning they began to march from the Tehran University.”⁣

At the time, Golestan remembers that the Iranian people were very “politically charged” and believed change could be enacted by protesting in the streets.

“This time they were disappointed,” she says. “…the next day everybody had to wear the scarf.”
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Text: History Cool Kids.

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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